New Horizon offers young fun and adventurous 2 Day 2 Night tours of the Whitsunday Islands, specialising in scuba diving, snorkelling and the art of fun times.
New Horizon is truly the best value for money vessel on the market. She is a stunning 21-meter traditional sailing vessel that has beautiful old-world charm with modern comforts such as air conditioning.
Includes accommodates for 32 passengers and 4 crew. She has 2 showers, 2 toilets, plenty of sheltered outdoor spaces and sun tanning space. Not to mention the only budget vessel with air con. And her beds are spacious and comfortable, 8 doubles and 16 singles.
New Horizon is a beautiful 97ft classic wooden Schooner. Making her a very strong, seaworthy boat. New Horizon has some beautiful features like a human size figurehead on her bow. Restored hardwood decks and beautifully restored timber bunks below, paddle boards, dive board, dining, and movie lounge.
She has a new dive board added which is fun for those who have always wanted to “walk the plank”. Have fun with friends on our new paddleboards and enjoy movies (on request) in our movie lounge on our comfy bean bags… Don’t forget our friendly crew that will Endeavor to make the trip a lifetime memory.
Firstly the majestic New Horizon leaves the Marina at approximately 2:15pm. And after an orientation briefing we cruise across Whitsunday Passage past the Molle group of islands. Along the southern end of Hook Island to Nara inlet. This is a beautiful sheltered bay for a very protected, calm and stable night sleep.
Once at the overnight anchorage there is plenty of time to enjoy a swim in the warm, sun-drenched tropical ocean. As the day moves through to night it is time to enjoy a beautiful steamed fish supper. And relax with a few evening drinks on the gorgeous wooden decks.
The evening consists of relaxation, chat, games. And on most trips Dolphins come to hunt and play under the Horizon’s fish spotlight. These majestic creatures are like unpaid crew members as they entertain everyone on board. And normally stay beside the boat all night as they playfully chase other marine life.
Secondly the boat makes its way to Whitehaven beach at 6am and as we sail the New Horizon guests are woken and passengers are greeted with a full continental breakfast including a delicious fresh fruit platter with honey and yoghurt. The Horizon arrives to Whitehaven for just before 8am. And an experienced tour guide takes the passengers to a lookout which is the 4th most photographed place in Australia. And overlooks the pristine beauty of hill inlet on Whitehaven Beach.
The guide then takes the excited guests to north Whitehaven Beach. And everyone can explore the white, silica sand first hand. As well as soak up the sun or play beach games. Guests return to the vessel at 11am. And after relaxing sailing and some lunch we arrive to our snorkel and dive destination. The New Horizon has a superbly equipped dive operation and even has its own dive compressor so diving is not restricted. Whether it be snorkelling or scuba diving. This underwater world lights up before your eyes and is the richest marine habitat in the world,.
Exploring the reef is obviously a huge highlight for most guests. Not only in the trip but as a truly memorable life experience. After snorkelling and diving it’s time for more fun on the dive platform. If time allows we cruise around and enjoy another snorkel. After a busy day of activities, a freshen up is in order while our chef prepares afternoon snacks.
Our experienced crew once again hoist the sails to provide a picturesque sunset sail to the overnight anchorage. If time allows we try to watch the sunset. On a beautiful sandy spit off an island called Langford which is nothing short of stunning! To finish the day off we have an interactive, light-hearted and informative chart read. Which tells all the guests about where we have been what we have done. After dinner, the guests can enjoy a few beers and reflect on their day in paradise.
Thirdly the final day starts with a singing wake up call by one of the crew at 6.00am. And sail you to your final snorkel/dive location. You can have a go at paddle-boarding, banana boat or JetBoat riding (banana boating and jetboating are an additional cost). After this final goodbye to the coral reef there is more water sliding and diving board action to be had. The anchor is raised at approximately 10am and then back to Airlie Beach to arrive at 12pm. But not before a thrill ride across the Whitsunday passage. As this stretch of water offers the most open and fun options for New Horizon’s massive sails.
That’s the end of the trip, but it’s not the end of the service we offer. Because we have an exclusive after-party organised where our guests thanks to our partners Boaty’s and Boom Nightclub. This is your chance to have one final hoorah with our crew and enjoy VIP discounts on food and drinks. This rounds off the trip and sends off our passengers with a smile to their next destination.
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